Genuineness Quotes

Quotes tagged as "genuineness" (showing 1-30 of 43)
John Green
“Here's what's not beautiful about it: from here, you can't see the rust or the cracked paint or whatever, but you can tell what the place really is. You can see how fake it all is. It's not even hard enough to be made out of plastic. It's a paper town. I mean, look at it, Q: look at all those culs-de-sac, those streets that turn in on themselves, all the houses that were built to fall apart. All those paper people living in their paper houses, burning the future to stay warm. All the paper kids drinking beer some bum bought for them at the paper convenience store. Everyone demented with the mania of owning things. All the things paper-thin and paper-frail. And all the people, too. I've lived here for eighteen years and I have never once in my life come across anyone who cares about anything that matters.”
John Green, Paper Towns

C. JoyBell C.
“The difference between my darkness and your darkness is that I can look at my own badness in the face and accept its existence while you are busy covering your mirror with a white linen sheet. The difference between my sins and your sins is that when I sin I know I'm sinning while you have actually fallen prey to your own fabricated illusions. I am a siren, a mermaid; I know that I am beautiful while basking on the ocean's waves and I know that I can eat flesh and bones at the bottom of the sea. You are a white witch, a wizard; your spells are manipulations and your cauldron from hell yet you wrap yourself in white and wear a silver wig.”
C. JoyBell C.

C. JoyBell C.
“I find no importance in showing others that I am happy; it's not important to me that they know or think that I am happy but what is important to me is that I am happy. I am interested in being happy, not in making others think or know that I am.”
C. JoyBell C.

Anne Lamott
“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should've behaved better.”
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

C. JoyBell C.
“How do you know if something is real? That’s easy. Does it change you? Does it form you? Does it give you wings? Does it give you roots? Does it make you look back at a month ago and say, “I am a whole different person right now”? If yes, then it’s real. The evidence of truth and reality, lies in how much something can touch you, can change you, even if it’s from very far away. Distance is only the evidence of what can be surpassed.”
C. JoyBell C.

Stendhal
“The ordinary procedure of the nineteenth century is that when a powerful and noble personage encounters a man of feeling, he kills, exiles, imprisons or so humiliates him that the other, like a fool, dies of grief.”
Stendhal, The Red and the Black

“People admire my confidence, but they never see me when I'm alone. That's when I'm the most raw because I'm not trying to sell myself to anybody.”
J. Merridew, Teenage Idol

Jerzy Pilch
“You don't 'love' people when they are 'nice'. Don't you see that's the same as saying 'what's in it for me'?”
Jerzy Pilch, The Mighty Angel

C. JoyBell C.
“Many people define who they are, based upon what the world sees when it looks at them. They build themselves with their foundation set upon the perceptions of others. Do others think they are good, kind, smart, loving? But I define who I am, based upon the person who looks back at me in the mirror. If you were the only person on Earth, with nobody to see you, know your name, or ever be aware of your existence; what kind of person would you be? Live for the person who looks back at you in the mirror and be that person even if you are the last human being on Earth. Too many people live for what the world will think and will see; too few people live for their own soul. Are you smart, successful, got lots of super ideas? But those are not important questions. This is the most important question: do you know how to love? I do not care if nobody on Earth were to know my name; do I know my own soul? Do I know how to love? These are the questions I ask myself.”
C. JoyBell C.

“Anyone can just speak words, but only one that is tried-and-true can mean them.”
Terry a O'Neal

C. JoyBell C.
“I am not afraid of people who say all the wrong things that make others gasp in disbelief. I am afraid of the people who say all the right things that make others bow in admiration. It is incredibly easy to say all the right things. We all know exactly what the majority of people want to believe and want to hear. All we have to do is give them what they want, they will bow before us. Anybody can do that. I am more afraid of people who would like to persuade me into admiration, than of people who are simply being people; sinning openly and talking like drunken thieves. That's who they are on the outside, it's also who they are on the inside.”
C. JoyBell C.

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Ego is borne of the need to ‘prove’ oneself instead of making the choice to ‘be’ oneself. And so maybe we need to begin curbing the birthrate.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“We all must pay the price to be our genuine selves.”
Ethel Russell

Kristin Michelle Elizabeth
“Feedback is essential to growth. Be aware of the difference between genuine and faulty characters. It’s hard to tell who is conforming to others opinions and who is speaking out of intellect and honesty to bring awareness to the people surrounding them. I have always fought to be the latter. The former has always made me withdraw from society.”
Kristin Michelle Elizabeth

“Overall, always strive to be genuine — about who you are, what you offer, and why you do what you do.”
Amy Ippoliti, The Art and Business of Teaching Yoga: The Yoga Professional's Guide to a Fulfilling Career

Shannon L. Alder
“How you correct your mistakes will define your character and commitment to a higher power.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Where can we find a worshiper who envy a sparrow or a swallow just because of their uninterrupted access to God's altar (Psalm 84:3). Our Genuineness in worship is not revealed by our physical presence in the church but by our desire of being in His Presence always and behold Him (Psalm 84:10).”
Santosh Thankachan

“One genuine criticism is more precious than a thousand false praises!”
Avijeet Das

David Foster Wallace
“The older Mario gets, the more confused he gets about the fact that everyone at E.T.A. over the age of about Kent Blott finds stuff that’s really real uncomfortable and they get embarrassed. It’s like there’s some rule that real stuff can only get mentioned if everybody rolls their eyes or laughs in a way that isn’t happy. The worst-feeling thing that happened today was at lunch when Michael Pemulis told Mario he had an idea for setting up a Dial-a-Prayer telephone service for atheists in which the atheist dials the number and the line just rings and rings and no one answers. It was a joke and a good one, and Mario got it; what was unpleasant was that Mario was the only one at the big table whose laugh was a happy laugh; everybody else sort of looked down like they were laughing at somebody with a disability. The whole issue was far above Mario’s head…”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

C. JoyBell C.
“Who we are is who we ACTUALLY are. It's never who we create in order for people to see. You might really hate who you actually are, so then you create a sub-genus type of yourself for other people to see. But that never changes who you are. The sub-genus type won't change your genus. The only way we change who we are is by looking at ourselves in the mirror long enough to make us vomit over our disgusting waywardness and long enough to fall in love with our strengths. But you can't just fall in love with your strengths. You also need to vomit over your hypocrisies and all of your other bullshit. And you can't just vomit, either. You also have to clean it up and embrace yourself afterwards. This is how you change your genus.”
C. JoyBell C.

John Knowles
“The Master was slipping from his official position momentarily, and it was just possible, if Phineas pressed hard enough, that there might be a flow of simple, unregulated friendliness between them, and such flows were one of Finny's reasons for living.”
John Knowles, A Separate Peace

“What if one thing resonates with everybody, but it's not the same for anybody?”
Mark Allen O'Connor

“It's not about the words that come out of your mouth. It's about the words that come out of your heart.”
Lotus Love

Alexander McCall Smith
“You should have seen him,” she said. “A real ladies’ man. Stuff in his hair. Dark glasses. Fancy shoes. He had no idea how funny he looked. I much prefer men with ordinary shoes and honest trousers.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

إحسان عبد القدوس
“إن الصّم لا يرفعك الي مستوى الأذكياء ولكنه يجعلك تعيش في ظلهم وأنا أفضل أن أكون نصف ذكي على أن أعيش عالة على ذكاء غيري.”
إحسان عبد القدوس, سيدة فى خدمتك

“Bad days will occur but always have good intentions. Being genuine is liberating to yourself and much appreciated by others.”
Tyconis D. Allison Ty

“I have grown to understand this about life: true life is just one and whoever misses it never sees the true life; great and true chance in life comes just once in a lifetime and anyone who misses it always seek for chances that are not all that the true one, except the one God can provide; true God is one and any person who serves two doesn’t really know how to truly serve the true one; true love in the heart is just one and anyone who has two shall only have a conflict with the true one; true understanding is just one and anyone who has two is not far away from misunderstanding; what is truly genuine is always the genuine one and anything else is just the opposite of the genuine one; true meaning of life is one and anyone who misses it shall never live a life that truly means life!”
Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

Rick Perlstein
“Richard Nixon's conversation was "loaded with so many stories of all the foreign dignitaries he'd called upon in his career that he sounded like a guy who had pinioned his neighbors into watching his vacation slides.”
Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus

“I like to play outside of the box they have made for me. I was born this way. That's how my brain works. Create from scratch and grow an extraordinary solution to an inimitable opportunity- enthusiastically answer a question that wasn't asked yet. A consummate, authentic existence in a vacuum. No apologies.”
Sara Rose Snelling

Israelmore Ayivor
“The public personality of a leader is not what really matters. What he does out of the open stage really tells more about him than anything else.”
Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders' Ladder

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